Study fit for strength training

Would it not be the most prescribed pill in the history of mankind?

I am very much a strong believer that exercise is medicine and feel it is important that we continue to promote the use of exercise strongly in settings other than sport performance.

Strength training (i.e. resistance training) has become one of the most popular forms of exercise for developing musculoskeletal and health-related fitness.

I am extremely passionate about promoting the role of strength training for health and wellness development and want to contribute to breaking down the stereotypes typically associated with this type of exercise.

It is well established from previous work that regular strength training produces significant health benefits among older adults, including increased muscular strength and muscle mass (i.e. hypertrophy), enhanced physical function and improved body composition, thereby ultimately positively impacting quality of life. However, at present there is no consensus on an optimal resistance-training model for older adults.

This is where I come in’